First edition of Johnny Guitar by Roy Chanslor.
Octavo, 242pp. Hardcover, black boards, title in gilt on spine, author’s signature stamped on front board in gilt. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, a touch of toning to endpapers, a fine example. Publisher’s “information please” customer review card laid-in. In publisher’s dust jacket, $2.50 retail price on front flap, slight shelf wear apparent on corners, vibrant illustrations on front panel, a fine example.
In 1954, Johnny Guitar was adapted into a film starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, and Mercedes McCambridge. It was preserved by the National Film Registry in 2008.